You make a mistake, you learn from that mistake, and you don’t make the same mistake twice, correct? For some people that is a hard lesson to learn.
As the year came to a close, a Deputy District Attorney brought to light two prior drunk-driving (DUI) convicitions against one woman from 1998 and 1999 when she lived in Minnesota. On November 23, 2009, another woman experienced a wrongful death when the woman in question ran her over in her car while driving under the influence of depressants in Poway.
Our Poway accident attorneys know that DUI accidents are preventable, but still find it baffling and horrifying that people will get behind the wheel and drive recklessly when they know they should not.
The day of the accident, the woman in question was traveling solo down Community Road in her car, when around 7 a.m. she swerved into the bicycle lane, where the now-deceased woman was walking.
The pedestrian accident that killed the woman, a single mother of two, could have been avoided if the woman in question had learned from her prior accidents about the pain and suffering driving under the influence can cause. Instead, she now faces 15 years to life in prison for the vehicular manslaughter charge she’s been dealt, only made worse by the two DUIs on her record.
The car accident attorneys who work at our San Diego firm want to remind everyone that DUIs don’t always necessary involve alcohol, but DUIs can include legal and illegal drugs. Make sure that you do not get in the driver’s seat of a car unless you are completely sober. If not, call someone else to pick you up.
If you were injured and believe that you deserve compensation, then call our bilingual law offices right away at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney and find out how we can help you. We look forward to providing good advice for your case. There is no fee if no recovery.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines